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Jan 31, 2011 3:03 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Storm Punctuated By Snow, Freezing Rain And Sleet Dumps More Than A Foot Of Snow On Long Island

Jan 31, 2011 3:03 PM

A winter storm slammed the South Fork with varying amounts of snow Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, ranging from 4 to 8 inches—paling in comparison to points west, which received between 10 to 18 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm, which was a mixture of sleet, freezing rain and snow, began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and finally ended out east at around 5 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Ross Dickman, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service, based in Upton. There were also a few isolated reports of thunder and lightning in the region.

Mr. Dickman said Bridgehampton and Southampton received about 7 inches of snow, which petered out further east, although no official estimates were recorded there. Totals over all of Long Island were much higher further west, he said. That’s because the South Fork had a longer period of sleet and rain. New York City was hit hardest, with a total of 19 inches in Central Park.

“There was a lot more mixing, so the precipitation fell in liquid and ice forms,” Mr. Dickman said of the South Fork totals. “You just don’t get the snowfall totals when you have mixed precipitation.”

Wind gusts of 52 mph were recorded in Westhampton Beach, he said.

Southampton Town Police dealt with 25 snow-related accidents, including cars veering off the road and into guard rails, trees, and parked cars. No serious injuries were reported, said Southampton Town Police Sergeant Herbert Johnson. East Hampton Police Captain Michael Sorlo said his department tended to 10 snow-related accidents.

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst issued a snow emergency effective noon today, Thursday, which allows the town’s Highway Department to clear private roadways. It also opens up the possibility for state or federal refunds for snow removal costs.

The Long Island Power Authority reported less than 1,000 power outages Island-wide, but no customers were without power in Southampton or East Hampton towns as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Most area schools were closed Thursday.

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why is the four spelt out but the eight is number jw?
By Southampton251 (5), southampton on Jan 26, 11 11:44 AM
Four is easier to spell than Ate...
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Jan 26, 11 1:36 PM
AP Style Tomanoku

http://www.wwu.edu/journalism/syllabi/207labmanual.htm
By TruthInNumbness (2), WHB on Jan 26, 11 2:18 PM
The four was spelled out because it began a sentence. When a number begins a sentence, and we consider a headline to be a sentence, we spell it out.
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (108), Westhampton Beach on Jan 26, 11 2:21 PM
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Who cares
By 27dan (2308), Southampton on Jan 26, 11 2:37 PM
Thanks.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Jan 26, 11 3:18 PM
O I C U 8 1 2
By CaptainSig (653), Dutch Harbor on Jan 26, 11 10:36 PM
I cannot believe this! Snow, snow and more snow.
So far, thanks to the Highway Dept and Alex Gregor, we have survived very well. God bless them all!
NYC could use our crews!!!!
By baywoman (161), southampton on Jan 26, 11 12:10 PM
Agreed....Alex Gregor and the Southampton Town highway department have been doing a great job!
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Jan 26, 11 12:18 PM
Please Gregor is useless no different than the last Highway Sup. Masterson
Your neck of the woods might be clean but Noyac sucks. Still waitng to have
my road plowed from last storm and never mind all the leaves. You all must be his friends cause that's the only clear areas
By J. Totta (91), Sag Harbor on Jan 26, 11 1:48 PM
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Too bad about Noyac. How's the snow removal there?
By VOS (1056), WHB on Jan 26, 11 11:50 PM
how many days till spring ?
By ranger (54), springs on Jan 26, 11 2:07 PM
TOO MANY!!! :o)
By honeylamb (71), East Quogue on Jan 26, 11 2:22 PM
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The baggers will be here soon to blame the snow on illegal immigrants.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 26, 11 2:25 PM
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You need a head doctor
By 27dan (2308), Southampton on Jan 26, 11 2:38 PM
Is yours available?
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 26, 11 3:07 PM
razza5351 is making an accurate and all too familiar observation about the comments on 27east.

No matter what the subject or story, it ALWAYS degenerates into politics.
By elliot (239), sag harbor on Jan 26, 11 3:09 PM
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By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Jan 26, 11 3:33 PM
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By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Jan 26, 11 3:37 PM
now that you mention it. give the...whats the words..."undocumented immigrants" a snow shovel. let them go to each house in the town, with a senior citizen, and shovel stoops and driveways. let them shovel the village streets and sidewalks. When they are finished, bring them back to the ICE holding cell...where they are supposed to be anyway.

cheap labor...low fuel consumption...low noise...this is a win/win Razz....your a genius!
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Jan 26, 11 6:29 PM
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No their are many locale yokel boring topics with 3 posts to keep you amused
Feb 5, 11 11:16 PM appended by They call me
Eliot
By They call me (2311), southampton on Feb 5, 11 11:16 PM
Leaves - Schmeaves!!! He's (Gregor) taken care of the first priorities - safety and snow and he's done a pretty good job. There will always be someone to carp and complain regardless of what gets done.
By EastEndHomie (27), Southampton on Jan 26, 11 3:07 PM
Before we send the highway department to NYC. Lets make sure the SH Village is in good shape.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Jan 26, 11 3:23 PM
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By DJ9222 (85), southampton on Jan 26, 11 5:34 PM
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By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Jan 26, 11 6:54 PM
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By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 26, 11 8:05 PM
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By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Jan 26, 11 10:35 PM
More cabin fever, I guess?
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Jan 27, 11 8:45 AM
Can we please stay on topic?
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (108), Westhampton Beach on Jan 27, 11 9:52 AM
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Are you kidding me, Mr. Sutton, have a look at the kind of vile crap you've allowed on this site. You have given a platform to some of the most hateful, bigoted and ignorant folks on the east end. What you delete is never as bad as what you allow to stand. The wingnuts who visit here never stay on topic and use every single article as a political platform. On an article about the Eruv someone actually posted "if we let those bastards put up an eruv, next thing ya'know we'll have sharia law and ...more
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 27, 11 10:00 AM
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razza5351 is right stop the hate!

(unless it's hate, bigotry, and predjudice against someone from the south, Republicans, white people, "the rich", and especially anyone who politically who disagrees with her).

Every one of your posts drips of intolerance and seething hatred. You name call, demonize, and paint groups with a broad brush.

Do you give yourself a pass because your hate is rightous?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jan 27, 11 10:59 AM
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By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 27, 11 12:02 PM
My thanks to Mr. Gregor for a job well done this winter season. Leaves can wait til spring.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Jan 27, 11 10:41 AM
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Thank you Managing Editor Sutton for toning down the rhetoric here.
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Jan 27, 11 5:06 PM
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If my leaves are now in front of my neighbors house, are they still my leaves?
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Jan 27, 11 5:09 PM
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???
By PBR (4852), Southampton on Jan 27, 11 5:34 PM
I love snow, but not this much...
By Mr. Z (10032), North Sea on Jan 27, 11 6:38 PM
I heard Friday and Saturday (a light dusting) and Tuesday as well. Ugh.
By Cdwyer213 (68), Quogue on Jan 27, 11 8:30 PM
Well at least we can agree on this.....snow is dirty and destructive to houses,plantings,cars and peoples backs it truly is the worst part of living in this toilet of a state
By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Jan 27, 11 10:28 PM
It is also the best thing for aquifer recharge. Even better than a misting drizzle...
By Mr. Z (10032), North Sea on Jan 28, 11 10:03 PM
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By Erok, Southampton on Jan 29, 11 7:57 PM
Aw...don't blame the snow for the filth! The dirty part comes from the salt, sand, brine, etc. not the snow!
And if your plantings are not hardy enough to withstand a little snow, they are probably not region-appropriate in the first place. Go with native plantings- they withstand much more abuse with much less maintenance!
As for the back injuries- this is a cold hard fact that I can't dispute. Best advice is to take it easy and listen to your body when it says "Stop!". With two-thirds ...more
By Cdwyer213 (68), Quogue on Jan 29, 11 8:25 PM
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You are correct Denver does not use salt and the snow is beautiful don't expect the helpless of this state to manage without and overkill of safety put down by town union workers a time and 1/2
By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 2:34 PM
Ewok said---- Riverside Man Dies Hours After Being Shot Outside Hampton Bays Nightclub
My friend and I have been calling it "Harlem Bays" for years now." Nov 4, 10 12:41 PM

Trust me my furry friend you are not polite enough to escort me anywhere ;)




By joe hampton (3074), south hampton on Feb 5, 11 2:54 PM
I agree. Waaahh, wahhhh - all of the crybabies should have their own posting board for comments. For God's sake, this is January. It snows. You shovel and shovel and eventually it melts and spring comes. Get over it sissys!
By SisBoomBonacker (106), Hamptons on Jan 28, 11 10:43 AM
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Roughly 3000 sq. ft, cubed by accumulation every time is storms.

Look up sarcasm sometime...
By Mr. Z (10032), North Sea on Jan 28, 11 10:06 PM
I was told by an eminent authority that snow is the farmer's friend because it adds fertilizer to the land. OH wait I amost forgot their aren't many farms left! And for that I am sad.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Jan 29, 11 4:13 PM
Why do I care? The East End will never be out of my head or heart. Nothing can take away my sweet memories, the sunset over the fields on Mitchell Lane, the smell of fresh plowed earth in late March, not even the memory of the March 19th snow storm that kept us marroned for 5 days and a buldozer had to dig the road out.
As for me right now; I'm freezing when the temp is 28 and only warms up to 44. Now that's not right!
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Jan 30, 11 3:07 PM
summertime did you ever go visit Magee St ? its a full on apocolypse on Magee these days .. starting from the north and working south Magee has every possible hampstons story & its got 27east comments sections raging!
lets see how accurate i can be .. and all pls feel free to add -->
1. home invasion shooting over drugs
2. local & 'non local' tenants (get my drift so i dont get deleted by big brother)
3. illegal cars registered in north carolina
4. home for sale $235,000, 4th ...more
By david h (405), southampton on Jan 31, 11 5:08 PM
Did I ever go to Magee Street? What do you think a person who lived year round in the village before television did in those days? Of course I rode my bike on Magee Street many times. I rode the street north from Hill Street past the Blue Cross Vetenary hospitol. I went to the Block Plant up by the railroad to watch the trucks and the men working there. Then I rode back through Moses Lane to home.
But to respond to your message of the going on today in that area... well what do you or anyone ...more
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Feb 2, 11 8:59 AM
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By david h (405), southampton on Feb 2, 11 10:29 AM
: ) i enjoyed reading that & would gladly pay to read another 200 pages of local history. i wonder if u know my neighbor who is eaqually knowldgeable & gifted story teller.
did u ever go to th Aviation Museum?? thats an intriguing spot and cant possibly be as 'forgotten' piece of land as it seems
By david h (405), southampton on Feb 2, 11 10:29 AM
I think you mean "Long Island Automotive Museum".

Yeah, I miss that place...
By Mr. Z (10032), North Sea on Feb 2, 11 11:27 PM
my comment >> "has been removed because it is a duplicate."

NOT because it was "off-topic or contained inappropriate content."

..please, gotta make sure my rep (whatever it might be) stays in check
By david h (405), southampton on Feb 2, 11 11:50 AM
Of course I went to Henry Austin Clark's Automotive museum when he was alive. I remember a man who lhad a mercer runabout that Henry wanted OH but that is off topic sorry. I heard that you had rain on top ot the ice on Wed 2/2 so how's the weather today. Anybody still complaining? If y'all can just get by March! My worst snow was March 19, 1956. Pepole died during that mini blizzard.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Feb 3, 11 8:14 AM
hugh smile.
sunday was a beach day, yesterday coudve skated to work and today is clean & dry.
i would love to hear about the Auto museum (thank u also Mr Z) and i would love to hear about the '56 storm and i'd be ready for much more . .. .
i wonder how the lifelong residents who are real estate agents can deal emotionally with selling cookie cutter condo projects in the fields and woods they grew up playing in. and the builders are just plain cold predators exploiting everyone else.
summertime ...more
By david h (405), southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:50 AM
Like I said a few lines up D some day !
By They call me (2311), southampton on Feb 5, 11 11:15 PM
First of all, when I read the ads and see the names of most of the RE agents they are not local; especially in the big agencies, so right away the agents do not care about the area only their commissions. To be fair to them they sometimes have to fight to get a fair commission and that comes from my experience. Second i have done a bit of research of the times before the 1930's and have written it up for my family most of whom still live in SH.
This is a funny memory when I was a junior in ...more
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Feb 8, 11 10:43 AM
I'm enjoying your stories. Speaking of time and change--- I used to ride my horse through the woods and fields out of Pheasant Run Stable. Each year there would be more and more paths blocked by new construction. The people who built alongside the pastures and trails then complained about the smells and flies. I stopped by the stable some years ago and it was overgrown. I thought about buying it for equine-assisted therapy programs (autism, etc) but the thought of being hounded by the lawyers of ...more
By Montaukette (46), Waterland on Feb 8, 11 2:23 PM
To get back on Topic... March 19th 1956 O M G what a time. It was before pampers. I had a little one. The farm on Mitchell Lane had a water pump fuled by electricty.It went out. It snowed for more than 24 hrs. And the wind!! ugh! At that time there were 6 houses on that road. Ours was on the east side, at the time was about 200 years old, torn down now. There were seed potatoes in the barn out back so the stoves needed tending. The farmer across the street walked over to take care of it. He was ...more
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Feb 8, 11 4:51 PM
bay burger, sag harbor, sag harbor turnpike